Olympic Museum Lausanne (Lausanne)

The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland houses permanent and temporary exhibits relating to sport and the Olympic movement. With more than 10,000 pieces, the museum is the largest archive of Olympic Games in the world and one of Lausanne's prime tourist site draws attracting more than 250,000 visitors each year.

The museum was founded on 23 June 1993, on the initiative of Juan Antonio Samaranch. Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vazquez, an International Olympic Committee member, and Jean-Pierre Cahen, were in charge of the project. The museum was named the European Museum of the Year in 1995.

This museum features everything you could want to know about the Olympics, from the founding of the Olympics in ancient Greece to the addition of the Winter Olympics to how new sports are added to the competitions. They display some of the kinds of equipment used for various sports and have numerous displays with historical artifacts. A popular to-see is a display of all the different designs from every year of the modern Olympics.

 

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